Alford donates painting to CCH
May 11-16 was designated as Hospital Week, and a cookout was held on
Thursday to honor all the staff and volunteers at Crenshaw Community Hospital.
During the cookout, a portrait of Jesus, painted by Fran Alford, was presented to
Crenshaw Community Hospital. The painting will be hung in the hospital’s
Fran has volunteered as a Pink Lady at the hospital for the past three
years. The Pink Ladies’ group at the hospital has been active since the
Alford has been painting since June 2003, when she started taking
lessons at the Colley Senior Complex in Troy.
“We had to paint the usual apples and trees, but I found out pretty quickly that I only like to paint
people – I’m no flower girl,” she said, laughing. “I believe God has given
me this talent, even though I discovered it late in life. It’s so much fun.
I’ve done portraits of all the kids and grandchildren – somehow, they all
hang in our living room.”
She says the painting of Jesus took over two months; it normally doesn’t
take a long time for her to do a portrait of one person, but she’s currently
working on one with four people, and she’s already worked on it for over
Besides painting, Fran enjoys line dancing, and was part of a group
scheduled to dance at the Festival at the Well this past weekend.